April 30, 2016--My first cross stitch sampler is completed and I thoroughly enjoyed this quick and easy piece. Using my new MagEyes made the job so much easier on my eyes.
One change I made, however, was deciding not to continuing to stitch "in hand" and to mount the linen on stretcher bars. What a difference!!! I was able to stitch more quickly without worrying about warping the fabric or getting it wrinkled and dirty. Here's the results.....
|Summer Solstice Sampler Completed|
|Summer Solstice Sampler Mounted on Stretcher Bars|
I've never worked on a cross stitch sampler and this is a beautiful introduction which includes a variety of stitches.
I'm working "in hand" on 32 count linen using 1 strand of Caron Waterlillies over 2 threads in a darker, less variegated color than that used by the designer. My magnifying glass is going to be an eye saver while working on this piece. Below is my progress to date.
|Progress at 3-9-16|